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World Health Organization Takes First Steps to Reschedule Cannabis

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World Health Organization Takes First Steps to Reschedule Cannabis | Americans for Safe Access

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — On Monday, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), along with members of the International Medical Cannabis Patients Coalition (IMCPC), attended and delivered testimony at the 40th meeting of the World Health Organization‘s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) being held in Geneva, Switzerland, June 4-7th, 2018. In a milestone moment for medical […]

World Health Organization Takes First Steps to Reschedule Cannabis | The Daily Chronic

 

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Gallup: Most Americans Say it is Morally Permissible to Smoke Marijuana

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Gallup: Most Americans Say it is Morally Permissible to Smoke Marijuana | Paul Armentano

Over six in ten Americans believe that it is morally permissible for adults to use cannabis, regardless of the plant’s legal status, according to nationwide polling data compiled by Gallup. Pollsters reported that 65 percent of respondents personally believe that “smoking marijuana” is morally acceptable. Thirty-one percent defined the behavior as “morally wrong.” The Gallup data represents […]

Gallup: Most Americans Say it is Morally Permissible to Smoke Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

 

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Virginia Crime Data Shows Surge in Marijuana Arrests

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Virginia Crime Data Shows Surge in Marijuana Arrests | Paul Armentano

Marijuana-related arrests increased over 20 percent between the years 2016 and 2017, according to crime data compiled by the Virginia State Police. Law enforcement officials made 27,852 arrests for marijuana violations, according to the report – up from 21,637 in 2016. At that time, Virginia ranked sixth in the nation for total marijuana arrests (trailing behind Texas, New York, New Jersey, […]

Virginia Crime Data Shows Surge in Marijuana Arrests | The Daily Chronic

 

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By Month’s End, Oklahoma Should Be the Newest Medical Marijuana State

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By Month’s End, Oklahoma Should Be the Newest Medical Marijuana State | Phillip Smith

One of the reddest of red states is set to go green later this month. Voters in Oklahoma will go to the polls on June 26th to decide whether to support the Question 778 medical marijuana initiative, and all indications are that it will win. The state’s Sooner Poll showed support for the initiative at 57.5% last week. […]

By Month’s End, Oklahoma Should Be the Newest Medical Marijuana State | The Daily Chronic

 

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Protect States That Have Legalized Marijuana

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Protect States That Have Legalized Marijuana | NORML

Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation, The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act of 2018, to remove the threat of federal intervention and prosecution in states that regulate marijuana use and sales. A bipartisan House companion bill has been introduced by Representatives David Joyce (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer […]

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Protect States That Have Legalized Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

 

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U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Gardner Announce Landmark Bipartisan Bill to Protect States’ Rights to Legalize Marijuana

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U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Gardner Announce Landmark Bipartisan Bill to Protect States’ Rights to Legalize Marijuana | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act, the Senate’s first-ever bipartisan bill that would protect states that legalize marijuana. A companion bill in the House of Representatives co-sponsored by David Joyce (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) was also announced today. […]

U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Gardner Announce Landmark Bipartisan Bill to Protect States’ Rights to Legalize Marijuana | The Daily Chronic

 

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect State Marijuana Laws

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect State Marijuana Laws | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — United States Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday that would end the federal government’s war on marijuana and protect states’ rights to enact their own marijuana policies. In April, Gardner said President Donald Trump “assured [him] that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this […]

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect State Marijuana Laws | The Daily Chronic

 

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New York Assembly Passes Key Marijuana Bills: Sealing Marijuana Convictions and Medical Marijuana Access for Opioid Use Disorder

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New York Assembly Passes Key Marijuana Bills: Sealing Marijuana Convictions and Medical Marijuana Access for Opioid Use Disorder | Drug Policy Alliance

ALBANY, NY — The New York State Assembly voted Wednesday to pass a bill to seal marijuana convictions for individuals who have been unjustly and unconstitutionally arrested for simple possession of marijuana in public view. The bill, Assembly Bill 2142, the Marijuana Sealing Bill, is sponsored by Assmblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo). This is the third time […]

New York Assembly Passes Key Marijuana Bills: Sealing Marijuana Convictions and Medical Marijuana Access for Opioid Use Disorder | The Daily Chronic

 

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Republican Rules Committee Blocks Veterans Medical Marijuana Amendments (Again)

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Republican Rules Committee Blocks Veterans Medical Marijuana Amendments (Again) | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — For the second year in a row, the House Rules Committee, led by prohibitionist Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), blocked multiple amendments related to marijuana from receiving consideration by the full House, thus ending their consideration and silencing the ability for the lower chamber to offer either legal protections or expanded access to veterans […]

Republican Rules Committee Blocks Veterans Medical Marijuana Amendments (Again) | The Daily Chronic

 

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Canada Expected to Formally Approve Marijuana Legalization on Thursday

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Canada Expected to Formally Approve Marijuana Legalization on Thursday | Drug Policy Alliance

OTTAWA — On Thursday, the Canadian Senate is expected to approve marijuana legalization legislation in a historic vote.  The bill has the support of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and has already passed the House of Commons. Canada will become the second country in the world to legally regulate all aspects of the marijuana market – including […]

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